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Epson Announces 13-inch Printer for Professional Photographers and Fine Artists

By Julio Franco
May 27, 2008
  1. LONG BEACH, CA – May 27, 2008 – Epson, the overwhelming brand of choice among professional photographers, today announced the Epson Stylus Photo R2880, a professional printer designed for photographers who seek the highest-quality sellable photographic and fine art prints. Incorporating the same technology as the Epson Stylus Pro printer line, the 13-inch Epson R2880 features Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta ink technology, and a high-performance print head for professional photographic output. The printer also features Radiance™ Technology, an innovation that smoothes color transitions and optimizes highlight and shadow detail. The Epson R2880 replaces the Epson R2400 as the flagship of Epson’s 13-inch printer lineup.

    More about the Epson Stylus Photo R2880
    • Professional Print Head – Features the same award-winning MicroPiezo™ AMC (Advanced Meniscus Control) print head found on the Epson Stylus Pro models for extremely sharp and accurate ink droplet placement
    • Superior Media Flexibility – Creates professional quality prints from 4”x 6” to 13”x 44” on glossy, luster and matte papers; supports 1.3mm art boards, roll media, including canvas, and fine art media including Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper
    • Direct CD/DVD Printing – Prints directly onto inkjet printable CDs and DVDs, making it easy to create professional digital portfolios
    • Archival Print Longevity – Offers print permanence ratings as long as 200 or more years for truly sellable color and black-and-white prints
    • Enhanced Connectivity – Allows two computers to simultaneously connect to the Epson R2880 via two hi-speed USB 2.0 ports for seamless printing from either computer
    • Epson PreciseColor™ Manufacturing – Applies colorimetric calibration to the permanent MicroPiezo® print head at the factory through an enhanced manufacturing process, eliminating the need for internal calibration devices or constant calibration

    • Exceptional Reliability – Features a new ink-repelling coating on the print head prolonging the life of the head and decreasing maintenance time; a built-in sensor also allows for automatic print head alignment and nozzle checking
    For more information on the Epson R2880, please visit For information on Epson products and services, visit
    Pricing, Support and Availability
    The Epson R2880 will be available in June 2008 for an estimated street price of $799.99 through direct market resellers, specialty photo stores, computer superstores, online retailers, and Epson’s retail Web site at The printer is backed by the one-year EPSON Exchange Limited Warranty and is supported by the Epson ConnectionSM, a customer support technical assistance line.
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